It seems Sportsnet is starting a new October tradition, asking hockey fans the same question: Is Auston Matthews better than McDavid?

Sportsnet asked just such a question on October 11, 2018. 

Then two days ago, October 5, 2019, Sportsnet was at it again, asking on Twitter: Is the gap between Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid shrinking?

In case you think this is just a Sportsnet thing, the Toronto Star asked the same question in October, 2018.

Of course, when Toronto writers ask this question, Edmonton fans and bloggers like to fire back with a question of their own: Is Leon Draisaitl better than Auston Matthews?